The Council of Islamic Ideology must decide whether it is permissible to keep liquor licenses for Pakistan’s minorities.
This decision was confirmed by the Islamabad High Court on Thursday while hearing a petition against granting such licences. The Bench was led by Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani.
The CII has the authority to decide this since licenses are issued based on religion, the judge said.
The United Christian Movement and Rule of Law Center of Pakistan had filed the complaint in the Islamabad High Court. The petitioners said that in Christianity alcohol is also forbidden, but licenses are issued in their name.
The petitioners have provided the court with a list of 340 holders of liquor licences.